Terms in this set (15)
What is imperialism
national policy, extending control over other lands and peoples, colonization, done without consent of those being ruled over
Wealth, greed, exploitation. Capitalism is corrupt and evil
Modern World Theory
Immanuel Wallerstein - only one world connected by a complex network of exchange relationships
Evolution and natural selection
On the origin of species - 1859
Survival of the fittest
Berlin Conference 1885
Ignored rights of existing African kingdoms. 15 European nations participated and divided Africa based on European settlements
Exploited by Leopold II at Belgium under the Berlin Act, Leopold was supposed to act as a trustee. He violated the agreement and stripped the country of its resources.
British entrepreneur and politician involved in the expansion of the British Empire from South Africa into Central Africa. The colonies of Rhodesia
China Opium Wars
1839-1849 & 1856-1860
1899-1901 rebellion in Beijing, China started by a secret society of Chinese who opposed the "foreign devils". The rebellion was ended by British troops.
East India Company
Royal charter to trade. Britain government absorbed its military forces in 1858
Mutiny of 1857 (Indian Reblellion)
East India Company's army
Indian troops who served in the British army
Boer War (1899-1902)
fought between the British and Afrikaners; British victory and post-war policies left Africans under Afrikaner control.